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Department of Pharmacy

Locations and Facilities

The University of Washington

The University of Washington is affiliated with the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

The UWMC provides tertiary care services along with primary and University_of_Washington_Medical_Center_copysecondary care services. Harborview Medical Center is a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center and comprehensive medical care facility.

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center is the primary pediatric institution for the City of Seattle and is the main pediatric tertiary care center for the Northwest. It provides a wide variety of specialized clinics and departments for the diagnosis and treatment of infant, childhood, and adolescent diseases.

The University of Washington Centers excel in patient care services and clinical research. At the University of Washington Medical Center and Clinics, there are a wide range of women’s health care clinics, including the Women’s Health Care Center and the Maternal Infant Care Clinics, with Specialty Obstetric Clinics for patients with Hypertension, Diabetes and Prematurity Prevention needs.

The UWMC also offers progressive lactation support services and Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Programs, which provide unique expertise to patients. The UWMC also has a Level III Neonatal intensive Care Unit. Obstetrical care at UWMC is provided by teams of Perinatologists, Obstetricians, Faculty Physicians, Residents, Nurse Midwives and other health-care providers.

General Clinical Research Center

At the University of Washington Medical Center, the OPRU conducts both inpatient and outpatient studies at the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). The GCRC has extensive experience in conducting research, including clinical pharmacology and clinical trials, with pregnant women.

OPRU Team Meeting


The Obstetric-fetal Pharmacology Research Unit at the University of Washington is part of a network of sites, all working together on the problems facing pregnant and nursing women and their infants today. Our partner sites include the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical Branch.

In addition to our work at the University of Washington Medical Center, the OPRU also works with physicians and staff at Northwest Hospital, a UW Medicine affiliate.